Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Search does not find files that are present?


24 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Search does not find files that are present?

Greetings,, noob here...

I found several instances of csrss.exe running. Looked up this file, and find it to be a legit file name for a necessary service. All fine so far.

So I decide to search my C: drive for this file, just to see if I have multiple copies, and possibly one might be bogus. I pull up an explorer window, type csrss into the search box, and it finds NOTHING...

Now, I can go find one instance of csrss.exe: it's in the windows/system32 folder... and when I search ONLY this folder, it shows up in the search. But when I try to search the whole C: drive, it can't find it, anywhere. Searching C: for other files runs successfully.

why wouldn't this file appear in a sch of the C drive? Any clues appreciated... thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Nov 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Give FileLocator Lite (aka Agent Ransack) a try.
It's free, easy to use, and works very well.

FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip, FileLocator (lite) works perfectly.

I wonder: what changed? Windows 7's Explorer functioned just fine for over a year, and then...?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Nov 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Harry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm glad FileLocator will work for you.

You might see if using step 3 in the tutorial below for your search settings in Windows may work better.

Search - Have More Accurate Search Results

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2012   #5

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarrySpider View Post
Thanks for the tip, FileLocator (lite) works perfectly.

I wonder: what changed? Windows 7's Explorer functioned just fine for over a year, and then...?
In all honesty the New Search in Windows 7 has never worked for me. It never returns files I am looking for and I can't find any options to set it to search ALL FILES and or Hidden and System files. MS has take that/those options away.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Search does not find files that are present?




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33